Hurricane season tie downs to boat lift

Rob Linehan

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With hurricane season almost here, I'm trying to figure out how to best tie the Bennington to boat lift. The cradle is suspended on four pilings. I'm thinking it would be better to tie boat to pilings, but not sure how to do it. Any suggestions are much appreciated. We use the boat throughout the Summer, so want to keep it on the lift.
Best thing to do is get the boat taken out and placed on land secured with ground anchors and ratchet straps. If you don’t have a trailer, you can check with a marina to see if they’ll do a hurricane haul out and store on the ground set on some risers, then you can tie it down with ground anchors and ratchet straps. Check your boat insurance they may cover some of this cost.

Otherwise if you leave it on the lift, raise Cradle as high is you can (water levels will be higher than normal) and secure the cradle with ratchet straps to all four pilings to keep it from swinging around. Then using new linessecure the boat to the pilings as well. From the boat cleats.